Mostly Harmless With Dammit Damian - Punk Rock Podcast

Damian meets up with Neil Hennessy (Lawrence Arms) & Isaac Thotz to talk their early musical life in Chicago and the strange long road that lead to their new project: TREASURE FLEET.

Direct download: 28_Treasure_Fleet_Isaac_Thotz_Neil_Hennessy.mp3
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Chicago area record engineer and producer MATT ALLISON of ATLAS STUDIOS talks his early music experiences, what drove him to producing, his working relationships and what it takes it to be a record producer. Matt is known for working with Alkaline Trio, The Lawrence Arms, The Menzingers, Masked Intruder, The Arrivals and MORE!

Direct download: 27_Matt_Allison_Atlas_Studios.mp3
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Damian and friends journey to Durango, Colorado for the Ska Brewing 17th Anniversary Party and beer festival. While there he talks with members of REEL BIG FISH about their earliest musical memories, and their new album: Candy Coated Fury! He also finds time in between the many pints of beer to talk with Ska Brewing's Bill Graham about the competitive field of Craft Brewing and the idea to just go for it! 

Direct download: 26_Reel_Big_Fish_Ska_Brewing.mp3
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RED CITY RADIO's Paul Pendley and Garrett Dale talk about destiny, finding the world of punk rock and the 7th Greatest country musician in the world. With bonus live tracks!

Direct download: mh25_Red_City_Radio.mp3
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Jonny 5 from FLOBOTS talks about the influnce of Comic books, hip hop and middle school on his musical life. We also talk about how he found his voice, the new record and how you can make a difference!

Direct download: Mh24_Flobots_Jonny_5.mp3
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This week we have a double episode! We open up with Lauren Larson of UME telling us how she learned to play guitar, meeting the love of her life and playing with Jane's Addiction at Lollapalooza. Then we meet up with Doni Blair and Vaden Todd Lewis of The Toadies and talk about earliest music encounters, Vaden's life as a pastor's son, Doni's disc jockey father, the recording process of the new album and MORE!

Direct download: MH23_The_Toadies_Ume.mp3
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On today's episode we talk about:

  • The Dangers of drinking Fireball whiskey and wrestling women. 
  • Their earliest childhood influences.
  • How bowling factors into their origin story.
  • What sets them apart from other pop-punk bands
  • What it was like winning album of the year
  • Self loathing and its role in the lyrical content
  • Pinching themselves while on this incredible journey
  • How to stay Honest
  • And their politics on the future of their band!
Direct download: MH22_Joyce_Manor.mp3
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HELLO FRIENDS! I'm super excited to talk with TOM MAY from THE MENZINGERS! <em>ON THE IMPOSSIBLE PAST</em> has quickly become my favorite album of 2012. I talk with Tom about his earlier years learning to play music and what brought him into the fold of Punk Rock. We talk about the early inception, songwriting, Epitaph Records, interpretations of songs and oh so much more in today's episode!

Direct download: MH21_Tom_may_menzingers.mp3
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We begin this interview with Bryan, and slowly but surely all 4 members of the band join us. We talk about adulthood, having kids, day jobs, getting old. We talk about their 20th Anniversary shows and the influence it had on their new album COMET. We talk about Rise Records and Pete talks about the potential BS side project: WHEN THE BATS FLY THROUGH! Songs include "Baptized" & "Comet" from their 2012 album: COMET!

Direct download: MH20_Bouncing_Souls.mp3
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19- RED FANG talks their caution with their surprise success, Europe, current plans for a new album and the future.

We join Red Fang on the patio of The Larimer Lounge in Denver, Colorado before their sold out show. We talk a little bit about everything, but with focus on their current success and how it might all suddenly just fade away. We also talk Europe, the constant touring, and their current plans for their future and new album!

Direct download: MH19_Red_Fang.mp3
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We join Austin Lucas outside the Lion's Lair in Denver, Colorado. We talk his earliest memories, his musical family, punk rock, Chuck Ragan, GLOSSARY, His feeling towards critics and MORE! BONUS LIVE TRACKS OF NEW SONGS at the END of this Episode!

Direct download: mh18_austin_lucas.mp3
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Hello Friends! We join our new friends, THE DROWNING MEN in the parking lot of the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO. I make friends with the boys and we talk mostly about their origin story. How most of them became friends at such a young age and the things that shaped their lives into the men and musicians they have become. We also talk about their connection to Flogging Molly and how they have become the first band signed to Flogging Molly's new record label, Borstal Beat Records, what it was like to open up for them night after night, and their new records, "ALL OF THE UNKNOWN."

Direct download: mh17_the_Drowning_men.mp3
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No Interviews. Just music and rambling. Boner Party, The Menzingers, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Red Collar, Lusitania, Aficionado, Hot Water Music, Gaslight Anthem, Michael Dean Damron, Micah Schnabel, The Only Sons, Branden Barnett, Red City Radio

Direct download: MH_Toonage_01.mp3
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16 - Cory Branan talks his new record "MUTT," Bloodshot Records, His early influences, his live shows and MORE!

we join Cory Branan at The Revival Tour in Denver, Colorado. I jump on the bus and talk to Cory about his newest record, &quot;Mutt.&quot; We talk the recording process. we talk his live show vs his albums. We talk about his David Letterman appearance, why it took him so long to release his new album and why he signed to Bloodshot records, his early influences and oh so much more! Cory Branan liked to TALK! (He's also easy on the eyes!)

Direct download: mh16_cory_branan.mp3
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Hello Friends! We bring you a short and sweet "Fun Sized" edition of The Mostly Harmless Podcast today! We settle into the basement of The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, Colorado with Mr. Danny Stevens, the lead singer of The Audition. We breifly talk about the band's year and a half hiatus and what they did with that time. We also talk their new beginings after a messy divorce from Victory Records and where Danny wants to take the band in the future.

Direct download: mh15_The_Audition.mp3
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Broadway Calls joins us in Denver to talk us about recording their upcoming third LP with Bill Stevenson from The Blasting room, Their hardcore roots, their home state of Oregon and their love of Denver. Songs include "I'm So Ready to be done with my 20's" and "Denver."

Direct download: mh14_Broadway_Calls.mp3
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Ben Nichols from Lucero talks his earliest music memories, drinking too much and Lucero's newest album: "Women and Work." Dal from Larry and His Flask and Willy Tea Taylor talk with a Black out drunk Damian about the road and recording.

Direct download: mh13_Lucero_Larryandhisflask_willytea.mp3
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CHEAP GIRLS sit down and discuss their new album, signing to Rise Reocrds, working with Against Me's Tom Gabel, their hometown of Lansing, Michigan and how they got into playing the music they play! Bonus live songs!

Direct download: mh12_cheap_girls.mp3
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11 - Andrew WK Talks his love of Taco Bell, his upcoming show Let's Big Happy, I Get Wet's 10th anniversary & MORE!

Andrew WK Guests on today's episode where we talk his love of TACO BELL, his new show in partnership with Myspace and Taco Bell, Let's Big Happy. We talk I Get Wet's 10th anniversary, religion, Destroy Build Destroy, his songwriting process and MORE!

Direct download: mh11_Andrew_WK.mp3
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Mostly Harmles Podcast - Episode 10 - Kris Roe of The Ataris. We talk about the "Boys of Summer" single and how much he hated it. Going from playing arenas back to playing Dive bars, and what's taken so damned long for his new album to come out!

Direct download: MH10_Kris_Roe_The_Ataris.mp3
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Laura Stevenson and the Cans talk SXSW, their upcoming Andrew Jackson Jihad tour, The song writing promise and their upcoming album.

Direct download: mh09_Laura_Stevenson_and_The_Cans.mp3
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Episode 08 - Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms

Brendon Kelly talks Fatherhood, The Wandering birds and the upcoming Lawrence Arms albums.

Direct download: MH08_Brendon__Kelly.mp3
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Episode 07 - Arliss Nancy

Arliss Nancy talks their new album "Simple Machines" Out in March on Suburban Home Records!

Direct download: MH07_Arliss_Nancy.mp3
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Episode 06- Frank Turner discusses his secret origin, world domination and the siege of Wembley.

Frank Turner discusses his origins, world domination and wembley.

Direct download: 06_Frank_Turner.mp3
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Episode 05- Noah Van Sciver

Damian interviews Noah Van Sciver from Blammo Comics, Denver Westword's Four Questions, Mad Magazine & Fantagraphic's The Hypo!

Direct download: 05_Noah_Van_Sciver.mp3
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Damian interviews Chris Fogal from the underground pop-punk superstars THE GAMITS. Chris is also the lead singer/guitarist for TaunTaun and the owner of Denver's Black and Bluhm Recording studios.

Direct download: 04_Chris_Fogal_of_The_Gamits.mp3
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Episode 03 - Virgil Dickerson talks Life, The Universe and The Everything about Suburban Home Records! Plus the debut of a new Arliss Nancy track!

Damian Talks with Virgil Dickerson about the Life, Universe and Everything that is Suburban Home Records! Plus we debut a new song from Arliss Nancy's first Suburban Home Release, Simple Machines!

Direct download: 03_Virgil_Dickerson_of_Suburban_Home_records.mp3
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Episode 02 - Micah Schnabel of Two Cow Garage - "I'm Dead, Serious"

Damian sits down with Micah Schnabel from Two Cow Garage. They talk about their addiction to music, and the darkness that went into the creation of Micah's new solo record: "I'm Dead, Serious." Out now from Suburban Home Records.

Direct download: 02_Micah_Schnabel_of_Two_Cow_Garage.mp3
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Episode 01 - Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music

Welcome to the Pilot Episode of Mostly Harmless Podcast. Damian sits down with Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music and discusses the New HOT WATER MUSIC album and his early introductions to music in the Louisiana Bayous.

Direct download: 01_Chuck_Ragan_of_Hot_Water_Music.mp3
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